a salt or ester of sulfurous acid.
any sulfite-containing compound, especially one that is used in foods or drug products as a preservative and that can cause severe allergic reactions in susceptible individuals: use in fresh fruits and vegetables banned by the FDA in 1986.
sulfite sul·fite (sŭl’fīt’)
A salt or an ester of sulfurous acid.
sul·fit’ic (-fĭt’ĭk) adj.
A salt or ester of sulfurous acid, containing the group SO3.
- Sulfite oxidase
sulfite oxidase n. An enzyme present in the liver that catalyzes the oxidation of inorganic sulfate ion with molecular oxygen.
noun 1. paper made from sulfite pulp.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a process for making wood pulp by digesting wood chips in an acid liquor consisting of sulfurous acid and a salt, usually calcium bisulfite.
noun 1. wood pulp made by the sulfite process.